Album Lyrics -Kākāriki: Simply Us

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FIVE LITTLE BIRDS

 

Walking through the forest, and what do I see? 

Five little birds sitting in a tree. 

One flew over to talk to me,

I wonder who could it be?

 

"My name is Pūkeko,

I have a red beak, blue and black feathers on my back.

It’s time for me to say, e noho rā!"

How many birds are left in the tree?

1,2,3,4...

 

Walking through the forest, and what do I see?

Four little birds sitting in a tree.

One flew over to talk to me,

I wonder who could it be?

 

"My name is Ruru, I’m the little night owl,

I sleep all day long.

It’s time for me to say, e noho rā!"

How many birds are left in the tree?

1,2,3...

 

Walking through the forest, and what do I see?

Three little birds sitting in a tree.

One flew over to talk to me,

I wonder who could it be?

 

"My name is Kea, I have green and yellow feathers,

I’m a pretty cheeky bird.

It’s time for me to say, e noho rā!"

How many birds are left in the tree?

1,2...

 

Walking through the forest, and what do I see?

Two little birds sitting in a tree.

One flew over to talk to me,

I wonder who could it be?

 

"My name is Tūī, I’m the parson bird,

I sing all day long.

It’s time for me to say, e !"noho

How many birds are left in the tree?

1...

 

Walking through the forest, and what do I see?

One little bird sitting by the tree.

It walked over to talk to me,

I wonder who could it be?

 

"My name is Kiwi, I have a really long beak,

I don’t fly around at all.

It’s time for me to say e noho ra!"

How many birds are left in the tree?

None...

 

Walking through the forest, and what do I see?

No little birds sitting in a tree.

I wonder if they’ll come back to talk to me?

Maybe next time, we will see!

NO ONE LIKE YOU


I like your eyes.

I like your nose.
I like your mouth, your ears, your hands, 

your toes.

 

I like your face,
It's really you.

I like the things,

You say and do

 

There's not a single soul,
Who sees the skies,

The way you see them through your eyes.

 

And aren't you glad?
You should be glad.

There's no one,

No one... exactly like you.

 

 

SIPAITA SI’I SI’I

 

Incy Wincy spider,

Climbed up the water spout.

Sipaita si'i si'i, kaka he fakatali.

 

Down came the rain

And washed poor Incy out.

Tō 'ae 'uha pea ne tafia ai.

 

Out came the sunshine,

And dried up all the rain.

Ulo 'ae la'a, momoa 'ae fakatali.

 

And Incy Wincy spider

Climbed up the spout again.

Pea toe kaka leva 'ae ki'i sipaita.

 

 

Sipaita si’i si’i, kaka he fakatali.

Tō ‘ae ‘uha pea ne tafia ai.

Ulo ‘ae la’a, momoa ‘ae fakatali.

Pea toe kaka leva ‘ae ki’i sipaita

 

Incy Wincy spider,

Climbed up the water spout.

Down came the rain

And washed poor Incy out.

Out came the sunshine,

And dried up all the rain.

And Incy Wincy spider... 

Climbed up the spout again.

 

 

HUNGRY PUKU

 

I am hungry, hungry, hungry,

As hungry as can be.

Can you hear my puku rumble,

saying "Please, feed me!"

What can I feed the puku that’s as hungry as can be...? 

 

How 'bout a sweet and juicy orange, ooooooo Yummy, yummy!

 

 

**Some hot, popping, popcorn

** A crispy, red, āporo

** A hot, and cheesy, pizza

** A crunchy, munchy, carrot

 

 

E RERE TAKU POI

 

E rere taku poi, e rere taku poi

Ki runga (ki runga)

E rere taku poi, e rere taku poi

Ki raro (ki raro)

E rere runga, e rere raro

E rere roto, e rere waho

E rere taku poi, e rere taku poi

Ki runga,

Ki raro,

Ki roto,

Ki waho...

** anō (repeat) **

*** hi aue hi!! ***

 

TĪRAMA, TĪRAMA

 

Tīrama, tīrama, ngā whetu

Kei te pēhea rā koutou

Kei runga ake rā

He taimana tō rite

Tīrama, tīrama, ngā whetu

Kei te pēhea rā koutou

 

Tīrama, tīrama, ngā whetu

Kei te pēhea rā koutou

Kei runga ake rā

He taimana tō rite

Tīrama, tīrama, ngā whetu

Kei te pēhea rā koutou

 

Twinkle, twinkle, little star

How I wonder what you are

Up above the world so high

Like a diamond in the sky

Twinkle, twinkle, little star

How I wonder, what you are.

 

Kei te pēhea rā koutou...

 

 

  THE HAPPY SONG

 

CHORUS:

It's the happy song,

sing doo be doo wop

Turn that frown upside down,

and sing doo be doo wop.

Smile all day long,

and sing doo be doo wop.

A shoo be doo be     

doo be doo be

doo be doo wop.

 

Sometimes there are those days,

When I feel really blue.  

My smiles turned upside down,

And I don't know what to do?!

Tears start falling down,

Both sides of my face...

But, then, I remember that happy song...

 

 CHORUS   

 

And then there are those days,

When I feel really scared!

My hands begin to shake,

From all those things I've feared.

Sometimes it's 'cos it's dark,

Or, because, I'm on my own...

But, then, I remember that happy song...

 

CHORUS

 

And then there are those days,

When I feel really mad!

I put my hands on my hips,

And I scream at Mum and Dad!!  **AARGH!!!**

I'm grumpy and I'm angry,

And I stomp my feet real loud!

But, then, I remember that happy song...

 

It's the happy song, 

sing doo be doo wop.                                  

Turn that frown upside down

and sing doo be doo wop.

Smile all day long

and sing doo be doo wop.

A shoo be doo be

doo be doo be

doo be doo wop.   

Shoo be doo be

doo be doo be

doo be doo

woooooooooooop.

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?

 

What are you wearing, what are you wearing,

What are you wearing today?                    x 2

If you’re wearing RED, then stand up. 

If you’re wearing RED, then tap your head.

If you’re wearing RED, then turn around.

If you’re wearing RED, then sit back down

 

What are you wearing, what are you wearing,

What are you wearing today?                    x 2

If you’re wearing BLUE then stand up,

If you’re wearing BLUE then count to two…one, two!

If you're wearing BLUE, then turn around.

If you're wearing BLUE, then sit back down. 

 

What are you wearing, what are you wearing,

What are you wearing today?                    x 2

** If you’re wearing YELLOW then stand up,

If you’re wearing YELLOW then shake like a bowl of jello, etc...

 

** If you’re wearing GREEN then stand up,

If you’re wearing GREEN then dance like you’re a machine, etc...

 

** If you’re wearing CLOTHES then stand up,

If you’re wearing CLOTHES, then touch your toes, etc..

 

TĒTAHI TANIWHA

 

Tētahi taniwha,

Kauhoe i te moana.

Kohimu i taku taringa,

"Kia haere tāua

Tipi haere tirotiro

I raro i te moana."

 

Ka mea au, "Kao, kao, kao!

Me haere, haere koe.

Ahakoa he hoa tāua.

Tātari ana tāku Māmā,  

Kei raro i te rākau kōwhai.

Taniwha, haere ."

   

One day a taniwha 

Went swimming in the moana

He whispered in my taringa

"Oh, won't you come with me

There’s such a lot to see

Underneath the deep blue sea."

  

I said "Oh, no, no, no!

You'd better go, go, go,

Although I know we could be friends.

My Mama's waiting for me

Underneath the kōwhai tree

Taniwha, haere !"

 

Oh, taniwha, haere !

 

 

THIS IS JACK

(SCARF SONG)

 

 

This is Jack!

He jumps up and down. 

Let’s put him in the box,

Then start the countdown.

 

We'll count down from three,

Then we'll watch and we'll see... 

3, 2, 1… * surprise!!* 

 

He jumps out,

For you and for me.

[repeat]

 

PEEK A BOO TEDDY

 

Peek-a...

Peek-a...

Peek-a...

BOO!!!

 

The teddy bears are bouncing up and down

The teddy bears are bouncing up and down

Let’s give them a shake...

wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle

Give them a shake...

wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle

 

Now it’s time for teddies to hide away.

It’s time for our teddies to hide away.

Let’s try and find our teddies,

who are hiding away

Let’s try and find our teddies,

who are hiding away...

 

Ohhh, where, oh where,

Have the teddy bears gone?

Oh where, oh where, can they be?

With their two little ears,

And their button nose.

Oh where, oh where, can they be?

 

Peek-a...

Peek-a...

Peek-a...

BOO!!!

 

CATCH A FALLING BUBBLE 

(Catch A Falling Star)

 

Catch a falling bubble,

Catch it with your scarf,

Don't let it touch the ground.    x 2


‘Cos bubbles come

In lots of different sizes...

some big, some small.

With just a bit of air,

They form into a…

into a floating little ball.

 

Catch a falling bubble,

Catch it with your scarf,

Don't let it touch the ground.    x 2 

 

‘Cos bubbles come

In lots of different sizes...

some big, some small.

With just a bit of air,

They form into a...

into a floating little ball.

 

Catch a falling bubble,

Catch it with your scarf,

Don't let it touch the ground.    x 2 

 

Don't let it touch the ground.

 

NGĀTI-FRUIT SALAD KID

 

CHORUS:

We are Ngāti-fruit salad kids,

We’re a tasty fruity mix.

A little from Mum, and a little Dad,

Stir it all together and it makes

A Ngāti-fruit salad kid.

  

Well, our Koro is from Heretaunga,

And says, “Hey, kia ora bro!”  (churr!)

Our Nan’s from Nuku’alofa, Tonga,

And she says, “Mālō e lelei, mou fēfē hake?”.

 

Our great, great, grandad’s from China,

And over there they say, “Ni hao ma.”

And our Nana and Papa are from Samoa,

Where they say “Tālofa lava”

 

CHORUS

 

We’ve gotta friend whose Dad's from South Africa,

But his Grandad, he’s from Jamaica.

And our neighbour says, “Namaste”, to her mother, 

And, “Guten tag”, to her father.

 

And there’s our Uncle, he lives in Oxford,

But his Mum was born in Scotland,

And then our cuzzies, they live all the way in France,

Where they say, “Bon jour, and au revoir!

 

CHORUS

  

No matter what you are made of...

If you say “Ciao”, “Annyeong”, or “Bula”.

You’re a perfectly made tasty fruit salad mix.

 

So stand tall    **Kia Kaha!**

Be proud     **Kia Māia!**

 

Because you are perfectly, perfectly you!

 

CHORUS

 

A little from Mum and a little from Dad

Stir it all together and it makes

A Ngāti-fruit salad kid!

 

 

Ka kite! Tōfā soifua!

See ya later, alligator!

In a while, crocodile!